Wednesday, December 09, 2015

I Guess My Feet Know Where They Want Me to Go...

I guess since we're over a week into December, I might want to finally do my monthly stats for November. It was another more mellow kind of month as far as races and work-outs were concerned. December might be even more mellow, since it's generally my "off" month and then I'll start training in earnest in January. Anyway, here is how it went down.

Bike Miles: 163.32 road and 5 bike trainer work-outs ranging in length from 20 minutes to 50 minutes.

Running Miles: 52.22. Way up from October, but I remember the days when I used to run that much in one week. Sigh.

Cross Country skiing: 7 miles. Yea!

Races: It looks like I only did two this month. One cyclocross race and one trail running race.

Places traveled for races: Chicago suburb.

Books read: 8. Another banner month for books: "Bark", Lorrie Moore. "The Children's Act", Ian McEwan. "The Tombs of Atuan", Ursula Le Guin, "The Narrow Road to the Deep North", Richard Flanagan. "Lila" Marilyn Robinson. "The Time Machine" H G Wells. "Station Eleven" Emily St John Mandel. "War Dances", Sherman Alexie.

Paintings/Drawings started or finished: None, but I have some stuff swirling around in my brain that might come to fruition here in the next month...

House Projects: Just a little tiny one where we put in a new shelf and got rid of old, gross plants and bought a couple, new, cuter plants...Also, I went through our spare bedroom that had become a giant, messy closet full of our techie bike and running clothes and sorted and folded and put it all away, nice and neat...For at least a week, anyway. It was quite a project...

Season readying: I got my battery heated gloves out, found all of my boots and hats and scarves and John put the studded tires on our commuter bikes.

How about you all? Did you spend November getting ready for the new season and do have some fun projects swirling around in your head for this month?


Todd said...

I love reading this time of year. I don't read much in the summer months but love curling up with a good book on a cold night.

Churlita said...

It really helps me to fall asleep faster, if I read a little bit of a book before bed.I do read more in the Winter, than in the Summer too, though